Poetry is the art of putting feelings on paper with specific diction, rhythm, and style that Authors choses to make readers comprehend what the speaker is trying to express. There are many famous American authors but one of my favorites is Emily Elizabeth Dickinson. She was born in Amherst, Massachusetts on December 10, 1830 and died in the same place but on May 15 of 1886. My favorite poem that she wrote is, “This is my letter to the world” because with my perspective of the poem I felt somehow identified with the feelings on it.. The voice of this poem is extremely personal because the speaker seems to be Emily herself making the poem more interesting to read and analyze.
1962 Relationships, to any degree, rely on individuals connecting and thriving off of the other’s existence. Henry David Thoreau and Ralph Waldo Emerson aided one another in an unbelievable way. The two became acquainted through Emerson’s sister-in-law, Lucy Brown, who paralleled Thoreau’s journal to Emerson’s lectures. Not long after their first meeting, Emerson began writing of Thoreau in his journal, “I delight much in my young friend, who seems to have as free and erect a mind as any I have ever met.” This statement suggests Emerson felt satisfaction towards his current adherent. These feelings most likely drove Emerson to continue expressing his ideas, lectures and essays.
As I was reading Melissa Duffy’s “Inspiration, and Craig Vetter’s “Bonehead Writing,” I found myself connecting with Vetter’s paper more than Duffy’s. I found that the presentation in “Bonehead Writing” to capture my attention, and that Vetter’s feelings about writing was similar to my opinion on writing. Through his wording and humor, I think Craig Vetter wrote the best essay. I find that the wording and presentation of an article or essay influences my opinion of the writer, and it affects how I receive the idea they are trying to present to me. Craig Vetter uses a blunt approach to convey his idea that writing is nearly impossible to teach, and describes writing as “A blood sport, a walk in the garden of agony every time out.” He presents writing as an arduous task that no one can ever perfect, and he presents this view in a harsh light that makes you realize that what he says is a cold hard truth, that you suck at writing, and that there is next to nothing that you can do to change that.
In the stories “Sacajawea” by Kathleen Krull and “A picture book of Sacajawea” by David Adler all connect to the theme and central idea. The Theme in these books and the theme I learned from Sacajawea is to follow your dream girl or not just like Sacajawea discovered something very intriguing and cool. The main idea in “A picture book of Sacajawea” is showing you how Sacajawea met Lewis and Clark and how she helped them throughout
Cather is a model of a lovable person. When I read this fiction The Song of the Lark, I am inspired by the friends of Thea. This paper explores the characters in Thea’s childhood. This fiction is considered as an autobiographical novel. Cather learns everything and she herself moulds her and she reaches her destination.
Jackson responded to Maddie with “I agree” and gave an example of how For my Socratic Seminar group, Erin led the discussion with the question, “How does the book relate to ‘The Torments and Triumphs of Love’”? I answered her question since this was one of my two questions that I answered before break. Thus, I felt pretty confident answering the question (at least I thought). I talked about how the overall theme of my novel, This Is What Happiness Looks Like is that one should never give up on the things or people they love. In addition, I went on and provided an example of “Torments” such as the main character, Ellie who tries to keep a distance from the guy she loves, Graham.
Reflection In my observations and thoughts of reading the “The Joy of Reading and Writing: Superman and Me” by Sherman Alexie, I found the passage to be quite interesting but informative. In the beginning, I connected with the author’s experiences. For example, when the author conveys his drive for literature and texts; it made me reflect on my own passions and inspirations. My mother is an artist and she loves creating art so much that she shared her love of creativity though me with me at an exceptionally young age, she would teach me how to draw whenever she had free time. She would also give me bundles and bundles of different and unique kinds of art supplies and her enormously vintage art history books.
Literature is composed with many thoughts and ideas, the limitations are miniscule. For example, Sylvia Plath formulated her experiences and time period into a plot to compose her novel. As the book progresses, the protagonist provides insight on her journey and struggle to find happiness. In The Bell Jar, Sylvia Plath utilizes an autobiographical protagonist to express purity versus impurity, as well as mind versus body in a world of double standards. Before one understands how Plath's experiences were influential upon her writing, it is crucial to know about her as an individual.
The author has a unique writing style that makes the book one of a kind. It was as if Sacagawea herself was telling the story; his writing made the story convincing and set a great tone for the book. I have read a novel similar in nature to this one, called The Secret of Sarah Revere. The author of the novel also sets an amazing tone and made the story believable. However, I feel the author of Streams to the River, River to the Sea does a much better job of keeping me engaged.
Nathan Harland Mrs. Schroeder English IV Honors 8 March 2018 Throughout history, humans have written letters in varying languages and times. Because of this widespread and extensive form of communication for much of history, a sort of art form was created in which people would place a piece of them self in their letters. Jane Austen does a great job individualizing each and every single character in her novel through the use of letter writing. The art of letter writing reveals much about the personalities of characters in Pride and Prejudice, notably Mr. Darcy and Mr. Collins. Jane Austen does a great job portraying Mr. Darcy’s honest and prideful character using his written letters to exemplify these traits.
The author included outstanding imagery that puts the reader into the shoes of the main character. Each event in the story was felt emotionally and gave me insight into the mind of Jeanette (The Main Character). Another reason I think this book is popular is because the story is based off of the authors childhood
My Thoughts Exercise: Assignment #7 Anaïs Nin On Truth and Reality 1. Page 206. “The change came from within; it was a force which could solve conflicts and dualities.” My Thoughts: This quote was in regards to Dr. Rank’s therapy sessions with Nin and her realization of this huge experience with fixing herself inside. Nin speaks of strengthening her “creative will” or how she refers to it her “stubbornness” and how this exercise from Dr. Rank shifted to changing her personal life and the after effects were explosive. I found this quote to be enlightening and life changing.
The Writing Life is a short non-fiction book by Annie Dillard. Dillard takes the reader through many experiences that helped shape her as a writer. The book includes many well-developed metaphors that help explain her process. Annie Dillard gives an honest perspective to what it is like to be writer and how to be
I often imagine myself as the character of the stories and try to figure out what I would do if I was the character in real life. It is because of reading that it helped develop my interest in writing and journaling, which is enjoyable for me. Just like reading, writing is a great way for me to unwind. I love to write about topics I’m passionate about
The early years of my marriage were great, Scott and I were happy. Except, I felt as though the personal details of my life were under a microscope. Scott loved to take quotes from me for his books. Daisy Buchanan, in The Great Gatsby, and I have many things in common because Scott used details of my life as inspiration. This can be seen when Daisy Buchanan states, “I’m glad it’s a girl.